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Breaking Down What’s in The Heroes Act

With an estimated cost of $3 trillion over 10 years, the Heroes Act targets many problems caused by the COVID-19 crisis, and is an ambitious opening bid from House Democrats for continuing negotiations.

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Make Your Mark During Older Americans Month

Sharing stories has always been the main way people and organizations celebrate Older Americans Month. Not only does it spread the wisdom you’ve gained over the years, but it empowers and inspires those who learn from you. With COVID-19 changing so much about day-to-day life, we’ve made that the focus of our efforts this year.

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Self-Care During the Covid-19 Outbreak

Self-care is more important now than ever, particularly if you have one or more chronic conditions.

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Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) and COVID-19: An Interview with Experts

Hydroxychloroquine has been the focus of widespread questions regarding its potential use as a treatment for COVID-19. Two experts weigh in on the drug, the urgent need for accurate information, and the effects of increased demand for it despite inconclusive results from clinical trials.

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Make Food Safety a Priority

Whether you are a home cook, a recipient of a pre-made covered dish on your doorstep, or a caregiver preparing food for your loved one, it’s a great time to remember basic food safety practices.

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The Alarming Inequities of COVID-19

As we continue to confront COVID-19, every day brings new data—sometimes alarming and sometimes hopeful—about the coronavirus. Falling squarely into the alarming category is the first federal report by the CDC that breaks down hospitalization data by gender, race, and ethnicity.

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Streamlining Our Small But Mighty Food Pantry

We usually have multiple events a day taking place at the Borderlands Rainbow Center: support groups, social events, a busy food pantry, and services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing. But COVID-19 changed all that. Here’s how we’re adapting.

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